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FUNDING; Operation of Sport Englands Community Sports Development Programme

Procurement opportunity to develop, deliver and manage the Community Sports Development programme on behalf of Sport England.


Contract Value:
£ 4,000,000
1 Year to 2 Years

Value Notes

The estimated value of the contract is between £1 million and £4 million.

Duration Notes

The duration of the contract is one year with an option to extend annually for up to a further three years

Further Information

Sport England is inviting applications to develop, deliver and manage its Community Sports Development programme.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  1. The strategic overhaul and redevelopment of the programmes.
  2. Repositioning of existing support to enable Grow, Sustain and Excel outcomes.
  3. Ongoing delivery and management to ensure the continued success of the programmes.

The provider will be required to deliver the following programme elements:

  • Clubmark

    • Provision of an accreditation programme that is reflective of Sport England's strategic outcomes.
    • A programme that assists clubs to aspire to their maximum potential.
    • Ensuring a robust mechanism for re-accreditation and supporting licensed agencies.
    • Provision of necessary support mechanisms for all stakeholders and interested parties.
    • Consistency of service delivery and provision of programme management through contractual flux.
  • runningsports

    • Provision of a comprehensive package of resources that will support accreditation, sports administration and general organisation, and assist clubs with their continuous improvement and evolution.
    • Ensuring user friendly sports development and administration tools can support the achievement of organisational outcomes.
    • Provision of a base for the Club Leaders programme to offer niche support aligned to facilities, governance and business development.
  • Club Leaders

    • Compilation of the key business management information needed by clubs into one accessible resource base including:
    • Identifying the key information to help clubs move to a sustainable, outward facing business model and meet all compliance requirements.
    • Articulating this information in an accurate but compelling manner for use by trainers and club leaders.
    • Preparing a suitable training package and associated delivery materials; recruit, train and deploy appropriately skilled individuals to:
    • Deliver the training to the club leaders (considering various mediums).
    • Hold review meetings with the club leaders to address key challenges.
    • Offer an agreed level of support as the club leaders progress through their journey.

The provider will deliver a support package that will enable the creation of a quality opportunity and will be:

  • Fully accessible to sports volunteers from all walks of life.
  • Able to position itself as a market leader supporting a shared vision for stakeholders and partners alike.

Bid Process

Applicants must register with the Delta eSourcing website (opens in a new window) to access application documents and submit a response.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 9 am on 21 July 2011.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this funding opportunity locally, please contact the following:

Contact details:
Enquiries Sport England
3rd Floor
Victoria House
Bloomsbury Square
020 7273 1551